Cook It, Move It, Do It; three simple, little actions that are part of our every day lives, but there is more meaning behind it for certain residents within the Rockhampton Region.

Between 60 to 70 residents have taken the first step to making a positive change in their life by signing it up to KickStartCQ’s Cook It, Move It, Do It Program.

This program is part of a national initiative designed to engage and motivate residents who may need assistance in making a  positive change in their own life.

Chair of Rockhampton Regional Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee, Councillor Cherie Rutherford congratulates those who have taken the first step.

“It can be difficult for many to take that first step to making a positive change in their lives, and I congratulate the 70 residents within our community who have made the concise decision to be more healthy and active” said Cr Rutherford.

“It would be great to see everyone within our community getting up, moving and being active and this is something that Rockhampton Regional Council and KickStartCQ are working towards”.

The Cook It, Move It, Do It programs offers a range of different services and programs to suit different needs. These include cooking classes, outdoor gym sessions, walking groups, subsidised programs such as Lift for Life, and support through out the process.

Through the Cook It, Move It, Do It program, 13 pieces of exercise equipment have been purchased for distribution throughout the Region. These new items are additional to current installations in Frenchville Road, Elphinstone Street, and Currawong Street in Rockhampton and Cowan Street at Gracemere.

New equipment will be placed at Huish Drive; Rockhampton, Mount Morgan Number 7 Dam, and Main Beach; Yeppoon, enabling access for residents across our whole Region.

Outdoor gym sessions are currently held at Rigarlsford Park on a Tuesday morning from 9am till 10am. Everyone is encouraged to go, learn how to use the equipment, and talk to our Healthy Communities Coordinator. Once equipment is fully installed, outdoor gym sessions will be held at these new locations.

The Healthy Communities Coordinator will also be at Centrelink, Musgrave Street Rockhampton every Thursday till 12pm to provide residents with information on how they can get involved in the Cook It, Move It, Do It Program.

If anyone is interested in being involved within this program, Contact the Healthy Communities Coordinator on 07 4936 8023, email kickstartcq@rrc.qld.gov.au